Couldn't afford a new ad Christina Miss Aguilera re-issues a two-year-old image to promote her perfume – complete with howling Photoshop fails
13:11 GMT, 26 October 2012
We understand that a degree of Photoshop is a given when it comes to
promotional photos, but Christina Aguilera's entire anatomy appears to
have been given an overhaul in an ad for her fragrance.
The ad for Royal Desire – a fragrance first released in 2010 in
the UK and 2011 in the U.S. – appears in the new issue of US Weekly.
Though the singer, 31, was shot for
the campaign over two years ago, she still looks significantly thinner
than her actual body shape – now and then.
What's more, Jezebel observes, there are several instances in which Miss
Aguilera's body has been distorted to the point that it is anatomically
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Photoshop fail Christina Aguilera's entire anatomy appears to have been given an overhaul in a bid to slim her down in the ad for her latest fragrance, Royal Desire
Her wrist, to the left of the frame,
is perhaps the most obvious. In an likely attempt to slim-down the
entire arm, the retoucher, it seems, had trouble with the joint and
ended up making it too long and awkwardly bent.
But the apparent anatomical creative licence didn't end there.
other arm has been made to look as though there are two different elbow
points, perhaps some clumsy effort to create a shadow, but it is an
Nor, the site points out, is the star's face unscathed.
Real curves: The singer's unairbrushed body, as seen on October 9 this year (left) and December 2010 (right) is several dress sizes larger than the woman who appears in the ad for her perfume
Writer Dodai Stewart comments: 'The chin's been sculpted, but then someone couldn't figure out how to
make it look normal where the shoulder meets the neck, so it just turned
into a valley of shadows.'
is just back wall where the waist and the hip on the right should meet –
and almost certainly would have done in the original photo.
sure that the kneecap and shinbone in her front leg were in alignment
originally too – though apparently the retoucher believes they look
better with a twist.
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